Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Roll out the Barrel!

So, we aren't really rolling out a barrel, but we are opening it up.  Our Wood-Aging Funkdafier, Sheik C. Ice (a.k.a. Charlie Ireland) pulls a sample of beer from one of these magical beer enhancement devices.  He'll explain it all in the clip.   You'll also get a chance to meet Nelson "Brownie" Brown, the man who runs our bottle filler.  Every time you pry-off a cap from a delicious bottle of Smuttynose, take a second and thank him.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Interview with Paul Barber

I can't tell you how many times I get asked about the two old guys on the Finestkind IPA label.  People at beer festivals, tour-goers here at Smuttynose, and even my Mom want to know who those men are and where we found them.  While I've enjoyed the bits and pieces I've heard over my time here at Smuttynose, I thought it would make more sense to sit down with one of the spokesmodels for an interview.  I sat down with Paul a few weeks ago and got this interview.

Paul is a very interesting man.   He's polite, soft-spoken and has led quite an interesting life.   In addition to being on a beer label, he was a selectman for Duxbury, MA, had a Model A Ford as his first car and is a World Master in bridge. He's also an avid supporter of the Bowdoin Men's Soccer team. I had a wonderful time talking to him on the shoot day.

You can meet him this Saturday, October 2, at the New Hampshire Brewer's Fest at Redhook. Please come by and say hello. Even if you can't make it, please enjoy this interview.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Susanne Delaney from the Portsmouth Criterium

Yesterday, I interviewed Susanne Delaney, Race Director for the Portsmouth Criterium.  This year's race (the sixth annual) takes place this Sunday, September 19.  Downtown Portsmouth will be invaded with svelte, spandex-clad cyclists from around New England as well as throngs of spectators (7,000 last year).  It's a great event that transforms downtown into a snow fence-lined race course.

There are a few events I'd like to highlight before the video.  First of all, everything starts at 9am with a pancake breakfast ON Market Street, right in front of the Portsmouth Brewery.  The racing starts up around 11am with a kid's race and the continues throughout the day.

We'd also like to let you know about our Criterium Refuelling Station partners.  The Gaslight, The Blue Mermaid, and The Chef's Table are all featuring food specials and will have limited Criterium/Smuttynose pint glasses, while supplies last.    Please visit for more details.

Without further adieu, here's Susanne: